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MoDOT News Release 

Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

March 08, 2018 10:03 AM
Chestnut Railroad Bridge Project in Springfield
Update for Week of March 12
  • Paving work delayed from week of March 5 to week of March 12
  • Watch for asphalt trucks entering and leaving areas on north side of Chestnut Expressway 

Work Scheduled:  

  • Paving approach pavement on north side of Chestnut Expressway on either side of bridge
  • Building bridge wall on north side of bridge
  • Grading areas to prepare for applying mulch and grass seed in areas on north side of Chestnut Expressway

Traffic Impacts:

  • Equipment entering and leaving work areas where crews are paving. Lane closings are possible during lower traffic volume times.
  • CHESTNUT EXPRESSWAY TRAFFIC USING NEW RAILROAD BRIDGE:
    • Two westbound lanes open
    • One eastbound lane open
  • Delays occurring eastbound on Chestnut Expressway during afternoon rush hour
  • Drivers urged to use both eastbound lanes of Chestnut Expressway leading up to new bridge and then take turns merging into one lane near Belcrest Avenue
  • Drivers will need to use Rockhurst Street (take Belcrest Avenue one block north of Chestnut Expressway) to reach businesses in Chestnut Warehouse complex. Business entrance from Chestnut Expressway temporarily closed to make way for north 1/3 of new railroad bridge and to raise elevation for future business entrance.
  • McDaniel Street underneath new bridge open to traffic
  • Camera view of project 

(Weather or construction delays could alter the work schedule.) 

Project Summary:

  • Build a bridge on Chestnut Expressway over the railroad tracks west of Route 65
  • Build new roads on either side of Chestnut Expressway to provide access to area businesses
  • Install a new traffic signal at Ingram Mill Road and Chestnut Expressway
  • First phase of construction: June to December 2016. Prime contractor: D&E Blasting & Excavating, Nixa -- COMPLETED
  • Second phase of construction: January 2017 to November 2017. Prime contractor: Lehman Construction Company, California 
  • Partnership project: Springfield, Greene County, Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad & MoDOT
  • Completion Date: March 2018 (Completion date postponed due to delays in relocating utility lines.)
  • Total Project Cost: $14.8 million 

RATE OUR WORK ZONE 

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(For more information, call MoDOT in Springfield at 417-895-7600 or visit www.modot.org/southwest

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